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In response to a statement by Pope Francis calling for a worldwide day of prayer for peace in Syria, area religious groups are encouraging local residents — regardless of faith — to join the effort Saturday.


Francis delivered the statement Sunday in St Peter's Square, inviting "all men and women of good will" to participate in support of peace in Syria and "each situation of conflict and violence around the world."

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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